Foley Attys Get New Trial For Man Serving Life Behind Bars

By Lisa Ryan (May 8, 2015, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A team of Foley & Lardner LLP pro bono attorneys won a new trial for a Florida man serving a life sentence in prison after he was convicted for being present during a murder, resulting in the Florida Supreme Court creating new precedent for evidence admissible in trial.

Florida's high court on April 16 awarded a new trial to Joseph Eli Bearden, who was convicted for playing a role in a 2007 murder, after holding that the trial court improperly blocked him from introducing as evidence the alleged out-of-court confession of another man, who allegedly stated that he — and not...

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